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Are Washington state's mandated reporting requirements triggered if a doctor discovers that their adult patient had been abused in the past? What if there are no longer any 'protected populations' at risk (no children, no vulnerable adults/elderly,...)? What if the patient talks exclusively in hypothetical terms?

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  • Please forgive if this question is out of place in this stack exchange community. This medical-science community seems to have quite a variety of posts. But, I am new to this entirely. – Nutel May 26 at 20:57
  • This question is outside the scope of Medical Sciences. It would possibly be appropriate on the Law exchange, but I'm not certain enough of that to migrate it. I would recommend that you read the help section on Law.SE and if your question can be adapted to that site, that's your best audience. – Carey Gregory May 26 at 22:02
  • I’m closing this question because it's a legal question, not medical. – Carey Gregory May 26 at 22:02